Police warn foreigners following rape of girl in Manus

Police in Manus have yet again warned those processed at the Regional Processing Center in Lombrum to as well as other foreigners to respect the locals and PNG’s laws.

Acting provincial police commander senior inspector David Yapu issued the warning following the arrest of a Sri Lanka Asylum seeker over the weekend over rape allegations.

PPC Yapu said his officers will not hesitate to deal those foreigners who come into conflict with the laws of the country.

He also expressed sentiments to the family of the Grade 9 victim for their courage in reporting the matter to police.

The Grade 9 student was allegedly raped last Tuesday at the Harbourside Hotel in Lorengau.

She later escaped and received medical treatment at the hospital.

The defendant appeared at the Lorengau District Court today, however his case could not proceed further because he needed an interpreter to be present in court with him to translate his court hearing.

The matter was adjourned to Wednesday.

(Loop PNG picture of the temporary Lorengau Police station.)




Sally Pokiton